Why is there such a fuss about secondary smoke?
turdburglar raises the issue of secondary smoke in bars. Why the discussion should go along the "ban or don't ban" lines, is beyond my understanding. There is a very simple and obvious solution. The law should require all bars to elect to be a either a smoking bar or a non-smoking bar, and to display that information on the door in capital letters. When you go to a bar, you will see a plaque on the door informing you of the bar's smoking policy, and decide if it's all right with you. And then, to each his own. Smokers and non-smokers alike will get a broad selection of bars where they can enjoy the atmosphere in both senses of the word.